In 2014, there were 5.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices worldwide. By 2020, IoT connected devices are expected to increase to 30 billion. As new technologies and innovations emerge, internet connect devices need to continuously evolve to keep up. From thousands of mobiles apps to the multitude of internet connected devices, the ability to transfer data securely and seamlessly is in high demand.
Billions of people and businesses connect via text message every day. Despite still being the most universally used feature on smartphones, the way the world communicates has vastly gone past the capabilities of standard SMS. Unlike other apps such as WhatsApp and WeChat, standard SMS does not support group messaging features, animated stickers or read receipts. To combat these issues, Rich Communication Services (RCS) was created. With RCS, SMS text messaging will be replaced by a protocol with fewer restrictions.